DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Authorities say four Catholic middle school students in Detroit got sick after eating a snack that a fellow student may have tainted with marijuana or synthetic marijuana.

The Archdiocese of Detroit says three of the four students were taken to a hospital on Wednesday from Most Holy Trinity School. One of them remains hospitalized in serious, but stable, condition.

A letter to parents says the eighth-grade student who is believed to have sprinkled the substance on the snack without the knowledge of the others has been expelled. In the letter, Principal Sheila Dunleavy said the student sprinkled the substance on the snack food before or during lunch and then shared the snacks with others.

The Archdiocese of Detroit says based on the students’ “serious and adverse physical reactions,” school administrators believe the substance was either marijuana or the non-regulated substance known as “Spice” or “K2,” which is said to prompt a marijuana-like high.

Detroit police are investigating.

The school has about 140 students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

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